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The 2022 edition of the Best of Nollywood Awards will hold today, December 3, 2022 in Owerri, the Imo State capital. To honor the memory of gospel artiste Sammie Okposo who died last week, the organizers have announced that they have renamed the ‘Best Soundtrack in a Movie’ category in honor of the late ‘Wellu Wellu’ singer. This also saw a cleaning brand, Hypo, join the train of sponsors for the awards, giving it the “Best Short Film” category. The brand will give the winner of the category some money to shoot a short film about hygiene. The founder of…

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Two former heads of state have endorsed Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi for the 2023 election, the convener of the BIG-TENT coalition of political parties, social movements and civil society organisations, Professor Pat Utomi, has said. According to him, the LP has enough positive structures than other political parties to take back Nigeria from those who have held the country back. Utomi, a political economist and former principal of the Lagos Business School, stated this on Friday in Abuja at a town hall meeting organized by The BIG-TENT as part of activities to drum up support for Obi, his…

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The fear of another round of strikes on public university campuses in Nigeria is palpable Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) The National Executive Council (NEC) meeting is scheduled to hold in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, between Saturday (today) and Sunday. ASUU, the country’s university teachers’ group, has been at loggerheads with the Nigerian government over unfulfilled commitments and the union’s continued refusal to pay eight months’ salaries of its retained members for the period of the last industrial action. The NEC is the union’s highest decision-making body and sources within the body confirmed the possibility of ASUU…

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Many artists performed at a concert organized in honor of pop star David Adeleke to celebrate his birthday and entertain fans. The singer turned 30 on November 21, 2022. Recall that Davido has been keeping a low profile since he and his partner, Chioma, lost their son, Ifeanyi on Monday, October 31, 2022. Shortly after the tragic incident, Davido postponed his ‘Are We African Yet’ concert. It was scheduled to take place on November 18, 2022 in Atlanta, United States of America. At the fan concert held in Lagos state on Thursday, December 1, 2022, avid fans attended to watch…

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The University Academic Staff Union will hold a quarterly National Executive Council meeting at the University of Calabar on Sunday. A member of the NEC confirmed this to our correspondent on Saturday in Abuja. “There is a quarterly NEC and it is for the fourth quarter. Many issues will arise and certainly the topic of withheld and amputated wages will come up. The national president of the union, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, could not immediately be reached for comment on the matter. PUNCH reports that after ASUU called off the strike on October 14, the teachers were paid a ‘disabled’ month’s…

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Beeta Arts Festival, a Festival dedicated to amplifying African stories, is back this year to connect communities and creators through a three-day convergence of theatre, exhibition, film, music, dance, food and lifestyle events. The festival held in Abuja started on Friday, December 2nd and will end on Sunday, December 4th, 2022. According to a statement sent to Merrymakers, the festival was born out of the inspiration to tell African stories and to be the largest African arts incubator event. The first edition of the art festival was held in 2021, and had participants from six African countries. This year’s festival,…

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The Borno State Police Command has confirmed that eight persons lost their lives in a clash between farmers and herdsmen over alleged land encroachment in Bayo Local Government Area of ​​the state. The Commissioner of Police, Abdu Umar, disclosed the incident on Friday in Maiduguri during a meeting with leaders of the farmers association and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association. According to him, the report indicated that violence erupted on November 30, due to alleged land encroachment and the killing of a farmer by unidentified assailants in the area. “Eight people including children were killed while 47 houses and…

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Suspected arsonists have destroyed another office Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Orlu Local Government Area of ​​Imo State, South Eastern Nigeria. The attack is the fourth against INEC facilities in less than three weeks. PREMIUM TIMES reported that on November 10, similar attacks were carried out on the offices of the commission in Ogun and Osun states respectively. An INEC local office was last Sunday burnt down by unidentified people in Ebonyi State, South East Nigeria. The yet to be identified Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) were destroyed in the attack. The last incident was on Thursday. The INEC spokesman,…

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Was acting your childhood fantasy? Yes, as a little girl I always called my friends to act, play and dance. My mom told me that I loved getting my friends together for these activities all the time. That made him realize that I was going to be an actor. What were you doing before you became famous? I was a banker, but I wasn’t happy. Every day, I felt like I wasn’t living my dream, so I signed off. At what point in your life did you settle on acting as a career? I had to fulfill my dream of…

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Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will depart Abuja on Saturday for the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for a high-level bilateral engagement in the Southeast nation. According to a statement signed by Laolu Akande, Senior Presidential Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Osinbajo is scheduled to meet with Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc; Vice President, Mrs. Vo Thi Anh Xuan; the Prime Minister, Pham Minh Chinh, other government officials and the business community. The statement is titled “High-level visit to Vietnam to meet President Osinbajo, VP, Prime Minister and others”. “The mutual visit of the VP to the Southeast Asian…

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